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Ever since I was a little kid on my P.K. Ripper, I have believed better wheels are the key to performance. I have been using the stock wheels that came on my All-City Mr. Pink. The stock set up was Shimano 105 hubs laced to Mavic CXP 22 rims. A very durable wheelset but heavy and definitely no bling either. I wanted something sub 1600gram, but still able to support my 200lb body.

I picked....

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VELOCITY A23 Comp

I went with Velocity for several reasons, as you can see they were not the lightest or the cheapist, (Neuvation won both those claims and probably my runner up)

1) The A23 Rim is made in The U.S.A. ( I like that)
2) The A23 Comp wheelset is Built in the U.S.A. (Grand Rapids, MI to be exact)
3) Velocity lets you choose Rim and Nipple colors!! (the Old BMXer in me is a sucker for ano!)
4) The A23 can be run as tubeless
5) Velocity lets you use Billmelater to pay


you can read the entire review on my blog....

Robb, Pedals and Blogs
 

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Nice wheel set and that all city is nice. I picked up a set of zipp 101's a few weeks ago and my only suggestion is to be careful around the curbs with wide rims. I already picked up a bit of curb rash on my 101's and was pretty pissed about it but no one to blame but myself. I'll have to be very careful in the future....
 

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I recently debated A23 wheelset, but chose to do H Plus Son Archetype, since reviews suggested these were stiffer (but weigh a little more).

Absolutely right about the curb rash. I scratched my beautiful non-machined black rims on my concrete steps one morning. It's OK; it's my commuter :)
 
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